Thursday Treats – 10th February 2011

Photography Credit: Helena Bonham Carter Vanity Fair via Audrey Kitching

Wow what a week. I am literally dying of excitement to share the images from the bloggers shoot. I can’t wait! In the meantime, pop by on Monday morning for some behind the scenes action.

I also have a favour to ask you. The workshop I have been invited to speak at in Dublin, Love to Learn, may be moving to London or somewhere else in the UK. If so, would you be interested in coming to hear me whitter on and learn from the awesome Feather Love Photography and event stylists Bash, Please in September? Answers in the comments please! I am so excited about doing this workshop and I’d love to see some of you there.

And finally, applications for the golden (well pink…) tickets to attend the Rock n Roll Party in April close on Sunday. If you haven’t applied for a ticket yet please do! After that, I will be randomly drawing names out of a very large hat and emailing out invites and details to the lucky 200. Although the party is massively over subscribed (like, double the capacity of the venue!) please do sign up and if you are not lucky enough to get a ticket, fret not as I will certainly be organising more events like this in future!

OK enough of all that, let’s get on with the treats!

Two-Sided Felt Heart Pillow Cake Topper DIY Tutorial
WOW tlccreationsuk shoes bling-tastic!
Modern bohemian romance
Digital Holgaplease oh please can someone make this?!
Are We Having Fun Yet? – blogging is supposed to be FUN remember!
Courtney + Adam’s Rainy DIY Ranch Wedding
Coco De Coeur Rebel Yell On Sale NOWget in there! I ordered this tee as soon as the website launched!
Ellen is a Showstopper
♥ My new obsession is rainbow hair. Check out this one! Wow.

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Jon & Evey’s Lakeside Tipi Wedding

Jon & Evey’s wedding certainly verges on the pretty, cute n quirky side of what makes a great Rock n Roll wedding. As I’ve said so many times before, I love seeing how my kind of couples let their personalities shine through their big day and this pair have certainly done that in spades!

This September wedding was held at Cornish Tipi Holidays, a unique venue choice (and a brave one I might add – UK outdoor weddings always make me fret – what if it rained?!) The choice was perfect for them and their English country garden style affair though…and the weather was perfect. “We tried to do most of the organising ourselves,” explained Evey. “We had a blank canvas at the Tipi village so could decorate it in our own way. We used mostly natural items or reused bits and pieces – e.g. corks, old material, children’s books. We spent a lot of time making sure there was enough activities for the children to play with therefore parents = happy.”

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Rita & Peter’s Short n Sweet Ocean View Wedding

Rita & Peter (hello cute couple name alert!) got ready in their own apartment, but in separate rooms so Peter would see his beautiful bride (and her two dresses!) before the ceremony.  They were married up on the Northern cliffs of Maroubra over looking the Pacific Ocean, which just so happened to be literally across the street from their apartment.

“It was a perfect spring day, not a cloud it the sky!” photographer Rachael told me. “The ceremony was short but sweet, they did a rose ceremony which was something I hadn’t seen before, apparently its got something to do with the first gifts for each other and husband and wife. Then we had around 20-30 minutes for photos,  we stayed close by, using the garage doors of their building and the amazing cliffs and then we headed off to the reception where we were treated to some AMAZING Indonesian food (Rita is Indonesian and Peter is English), and they had a photo scavenger hunt and Polaroid photo-booth for the guests. Rita also changed into her second shorter wedding dress for the reception… and I was surprised when i was told Rita also made all the decorations herself!”

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Rock n Roll Bride TV – Episode Two ~ Rainbow Mermaid Hair & My Top 10 Blogging Tips

Thanks to Richard of FX Films for this super flattering image

Oh. My. GAWWD… Sorry I had to get that out of my system there!

I have literately just landed at home after hectic but fabulous couple of days in London. If you follow me on Twitter, then you’ll already know that yesterday was “The Big Fat Wedding Bloggers Photo Shoot” (the name started as a joke, and as a homage to my favourite wedding show everMy Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, but it’s kind of stuck!). You see, I was pondering my next shoot at the end of last year and I thought, wouldn’t it be great to get some of my blogging buddies involved too?

And it was.

It was flipping epic and amazing and everyone was beyond awesome.

Photography Credit: FX Films

Anyway enough random gushing! The results of the shoot will be hitting the blog in two weeks time (Monday 21st February – put it in your diaries!) as well as the full list of everyone involved. Don’t worry though, there will be a few sneaky peeks along the way to tease you. As I was all dolled up yesterday, I took the opportunity to film the next episode of Rock n Roll Bride TV (again, a name that started as a joke!)

In this episode I wanted to give you some of my top blogging tips. It is one of those subjects that I get questions about over and over so it made sense for me to start with it. As always, let me know what you think and if you have any subjects you’d like me to try and cover in these videos.

PS Do you like the new rainbow, mermaid hair?! I am in LOVE with it… It was created by the amazing Elbie Van Eeden.

The links I reference in the video are Problogger (.net not .com whoops!), Gala Darling’s Love and Sequins episode about blogging and Blog Love, an E-Course by A Beautiful Mess. Check them out!

Also, to come later this week, some exclusive and fabulous videos and images from the Mark Niemierko Valentine’s Party which I went to after the shoot. Thanks to everyone who organised it, it was great! Someone took a scary photo of me too! I’m like, “No Paparazzi!” Thanks sooo much for tweeting this Mark!

Sexy huh?

Photography Credit: David Willems Photography

Charly & Kelly’s Pink, Red & Valentine’s Backyard Wedding

I’ve got another couple that you might recognise adoring these pages this afternoon. Do you remember this incredibly gorgeous vintage, floral and tattooed bridal shoot? Well the wedding to go along with the stunning shoot is just as visually gorgeous.

Charly & Kelly has a beautiful back garden wedding in June at the bride’s parent’s home. The couple were married at 7pm by Lisa Torti, a mutual friend who had introduced them. They filled the garden with twinkly lights, giant pink bows and candles. The bride started collecting candy, cupcake and valentine themed items early on in the planning to use as decorations. The awesome spider candle holders used as centrepieces were purchased during Halloween, to which she added pink and red bows. The invitations were made by the groom’s aunt and included a vintage valentine that was used as the reply card.

Guests were encouraged to dress or accessorize in red or pink to complement the wedding colours – the over all impact was a visually stunning one! As favours the guests were given sugar skulls wrapped in clear bags, and tied with a candy necklace. The skulls were hand-delivered from Mexico by the groom’s cousin.

Kelly wore the same Betsey Johnson dress and shoes that she looked so beautiful in on her bridal shoot with Tarina Tarantino jewellery. She carried a vintage handkerchief from Pasadena flea market.

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